Pune, Oct 28 (ANI): Students of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India on Wednesday called off their 139-day-old strike and said that they will not sacrifice academics anymore for a government that is “deaf and a bully”. A member of the FTII Students’ Association said that students will resume classes but will continue protesting what they call the “political appointments” of Gajendra Chauhan and four other members of the FTII society. He said that they will not engage with the information and broadcasting ministry in any talks till these appointments are revoked. The students’ body has alleged that during their previous discussions with the ministry they were told that the government did not have the mandate to revoke the appointments. The students started their strike on June 12 to protest the appointments of Chauhan as chairperson and the appointments of four members to the FTII society.
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